Bhavna Kakar is the founding director of Latitude 28, a contemporary art gallery located in New Delhi and Editor-in-Chief and Publisher of TAKE on art magazine. Under bhavna Kakar ‘s leadership, through curated shows, careful strategizing and discovering emerging artists with exciting practices, over the years Latitude has become synonymous with cutting edge art coming out of the country, seeking out fresh perspectives in its attempt to stimulate commercial interest in new waves of art-making. bhavna kakar ‘s gallery has supported Kartik Sood, Anindita Dutta, and Shweta Bhattad in their innovative practices, exhibiting them alongside veterans such as Anupam Sud and Baiju Parthan.
Kakar has imagined Latitude 28 as an incubation space, generating ideas through curatorial projects, site-specific artworks, artist talks and curated walks. Exhibitions such as ‘In You Is The Illusion Of Each Day’ (curated by Maya Kovskaya, 2011), ‘Slipping Through The Cracks’ (curated by MeeraMenezes, 2012), ‘Crossing Over’ (curated by AmbareenKaramat, 2013) and ‘Sacred/Scared’ (curated by Nancy Adajania, 2014) tried to initiate renewed readings of artworks within art historical/socio-political contexts. Latitude 28 frequently travels to International art fairs, and supports our artists’ presence at biennales around the world. The gallery has been part of Art Gwangju (2012), Art HK (2013), Dhaka Art Summit (2014), and Art Dubai (2015). A post-graduate in Art History from MS University Baroda, Kakar is a JRF-UGC grantee with a research fellowship on her ongoing thesis on pre-modern art focusing on sculpture from the Vidarbha region.